A new series adaption for Man on Fire has been greenlit by Netflix. The forthcoming production will be based on the first two novels featuring the former French Foreign Legion soldier Creasy by A. J. Quinnell: Man on Fire and The Perfect Kill. The first book was published in 1981, while the second arrived in 1992.
Famously, Man on Fire was adapted into a movie by Tony Scott in 2004. The movie starred Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning and Christopher Walken and was a commercial success despite mixed critical reviews.
Netflix has given the forthcoming series an eight-episode order. The official logline states that the show “tells the story of John Creasy, a broken ex-mercenary on a mission to avenge the death of his only friend while protecting his fallen comrade’s daughter from the forces that destroyed her family.”
Kyle Killen is reportedly on board to write and executive produce the series under his Chapter 11 brand, with Chapter 11’s Scott Pennington joining to executive produce. Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, Bill McGoldrick, and Juan Alfonso will also executive produce via Chernin Entertainment.
Arnon Milchan, Yariv Milchan and Michael Schaefer will executive produce via New Regency Productions. Chernin Entertainment currently has a first-look deal at Netflix.
Killen most recently co-created the Halo live-action series at Paramount+. He was initially on board to serve as co-showrunner on the series but abandoned his post before production began. His portfolio also boasts Fear Street, The Beaver, and Mind Games.